Rise in life expectancy has stalled since 2010, research shows

Sir Michael Marmot, a former government adviser, highlights ‘miserly’ levels of spending on health and social care

A century-long rise in life expectancy has stalled since 2010 when austerity brought about deep cuts in NHS and social care spending, according to research by a former government adviser on the links between poverty and ill-health.

Life expectancy at birth had been going up so fast that women were gaining an extra year of life every five years and men an additional 12 months every three-and-a-half years.

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